Long story short: tell Florida state legislators to reject legislation that would ban women’s studies courses, tell Volkswagen to get Uyghur slave labor out of its supply chain, tell our Transportation Department to stop the proposed JetBlue/Spirit merger, and tell our FTC to ensure that corporations only slap the “recyclable” label on actually recyclable products. Use the email/petition tools in the following paragraphs to communicate your will.
Care2 helps you tell Florida state legislators to reject HB 999, which would essentially ban all gender and women’s studies courses from state colleges. Because waaaaah! Really, is there another reason? My younger self had his share of faults, but he did me a solid by buying the text to a collegiate women’s studies class, so I could read it when I had time, and I have to tell you that when I read it, I didn’t cry like a diaper-loaded brat about all the harm men have done to women over the millennia, nor did I blame everyone but myself for my feelings. And what I learned, I’ll use to make our civilization better. Jesus Mary and Joseph the weaklings in charge of things in America disgust me. And this is why we fight.
Eko helps you tell Volkswagen to stop making money off Uyghur forced labor in China. The Uyghurs, you may recall, are Muslims whom the Chinese round up and send to concentration camps like they’re an aspiring Nazi Germany or something. You know, I think I may have accidentally mentioned something that the German corporation Volkswagen might not want brought up – like that Volkswagen was a Nazi project to begin with! Not a terribly successful one before the war, but how times change! China tortures over a million Uyghurs, but they couldn’t do it without Volkswagen’s help, which is why we’re busting out the Big Stick of Bad PR.
More Perfect Union helps you tell Transportation Secretary Buttigieg to stop the proposed Jet Blue/Spirit airline merger. Our laws already grant the Transportation Secretary the authority to apply a “public interest” standard to block mergers, and Mr. Buttigieg wouldn’t even have to put his case before a judge if he did, and surely airline consolidation doesn’t serve the public interest! More Perfect Union also points out that Spirit currently runs nonstop flights out of Detroit while JetBlue doesn’t; think JetBlue will keep those nonstops if they buy Spirit? I kid, of course. But Mr. Buttigieg might want to think about that before he runs for statewide office in Michigan.
Finally, Penn PIRG helps you tell our Federal Trade Commission (or FTC) that we should only see “recyclable” labels on products that can actually be recycled. I’d say that sounds like common sense, but it actually sounds simpler than common sense. You’ve likely challenged our EPA to force corporations to stop putting the “widely-recyclable” label on products you can’t actually recycle widely, but this matter concerns corporations lying to consumers, so we can also make it an FTC matter. Don’t let anyone tell you this isn’t a big deal, because if you can’t recycle it, you have to incinerate it, and incineration pollutes our air and water with deadly toxins. So, yeah, we gotta do that right.